Copper tolerance in fathead minnows: II. Maternal transfer

Elizabeth B. Peake, Jessica C. Locke, Laura L. Tierney, Alan S. Kolok

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Female fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) exposed to copper (Cu) maternally transfer Cu tolerance to their larval offspring. Larvae produced after female parents received a sublethal 5-d, 100 μg/L Cu exposure had significantly greater survivorship in potentially lethal Cu solutions than larvae produced before those females were exposed to Cu.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-211
Number of pages4
JournalEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004


  • Copper
  • Copper tolerance
  • Fathead minnow
  • Maternal transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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